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2008-09-26 13:10:00

Researchers say giving fish to children before the age of nine months could decrease the chances of developing eczema. In recent years, the rate of the painful skin condition has risen; scientists believe diet may be to blame. Swedish scientists studied children in 5,000 families, and said that early introduction of fish cut the risk by a 25 percent.  The study was published in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The children included in the study were part of ongoing research looking at...

2008-09-10 18:00:08

Fall has arrived, and for one in five children, that means it is eczema season. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), is a chronic skin condition that causes itching, rash, scaliness, redness, inflammation, weeping and crusting of the skin. "Atopic dermatitis can occur at any time of year, and for some patients, unfortunately, it is a year-round problem," said Dr. Mark Boguniewicz, pediatric allergist-immunologist at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver,...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

Helix BioMedix, Inc. (OTCBB: HXBM), a developer of bioactive peptides, today announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent number 7,407,940 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which includes the company's lead pre-clinical lipohexapeptide candidates. The patent covers a family of hexapeptide antimicrobial agents, including HB1345, for use as broad spectrum topical anti-infectives. HB1345 will be developed initially for dermatological indications such acne, rosacea and...

2008-07-07 21:00:08

Aggressive treatment of childhood eczema could help prevent asthma, Australian researchers say. The study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found people who had the skin affliction as children were more likely to develop one form or another of the chronic respiratory condition. Researchers at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, tracked more than 8,500 people -- part of the Tasmanian Longitudinal...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

VioQuest Pharmaceuticals (OTCBB: VOQP) today announced the submission of a 510(k) application to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application seeks marketing clearance for Xyfid(TM) (1% uracil topical), a topical skin preparation intended to relieve and to manage the burning and itching associated with various dermatoses including atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, radiation dermatitis and other dry skin conditions, by maintaining a moist wound and skin...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCLS) announced that an abstract relating to the efficacy of Microcyn(R) Technology for the treatment of atopic dermatitis was peer reviewed and presented at the Third Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies held in Toronto, Ontario on June 4-8. The conference, which occurs once every four years and is considered one of the premier wound healing events in the world, is a showcase for the latest advances in wound care. The study,...

2008-01-08 06:00:08

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SkinMedica, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, announced the availability of the Desonate (desonide) Gel 0.05% 120g TwinPack for the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Desonate is a low-potency prescription topical steroid formulated in Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences' proprietary water-based Hydrogel vehicle. The new economical Desonate TwinPack contains two 60-gram tubes of Desonate Gel for greater coverage...

2007-11-02 09:00:55

ATS Pharmaceuticals, a division of Auriga Laboratories, has launched Zytopic Cream convenience kit for atopic dermatitis. This kit contains Zytopic Cream, as well as Clere, a soap free cleanser, and Emolene, a hypoallergenic moisturizer for atopic dermatitis. Zytopic Cream is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, such as atopic dermatitis. Clere is a hypoallergenic (no perfumes or dyes) cleanser to help manage...

2007-03-27 06:00:13

By Forsythe, Paul; Inman, Mark D; Bienenstock, John Rationale: Clinical trials have demonstrated that probiotics may be effective in the treatment and prevention of atopic disease in children but there have been few reports of therapeutic effects of oral probiotics outside the gastrointestinal tract. Objectives: We investigated the effect of two probiotic organisms on the response to antigen challenge in a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation. Methods: We used an...


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